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by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Past WJBK network slogans
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Past WJBK network slogans

I despised that "TV2 is yours" and the crappy logo that looked like it was designed by grade-schoolers, The slogans that followed "2 Together for The Look of Detroit" and "2 is the one!" Both of them were much better concepts and had classier looking logos. Still not impressed with "Fox 2". It might...
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: DISH Network supports quality TV in Lansing, Grand Rapids and other locations
Replies: 1
Views: 286

DISH Network supports quality TV in Lansing, Grand Rapids and other locations

Well done, DISH! Thank you for supporting quality television by giving America a much-needed reprieve from the inferior Deathstar broadcasting group (legally known as nexstar :barf ). I know this is likely for a limited time only. But what a wonderful gift it is showing viewers that any programming ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Old WJR Radio Guide
Replies: 20
Views: 2067

Re: Old WJR Radio Guide

I miss getting these at Big Boy and I miss the varieties of programming from this era.
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: CBSDetroit62
Replies: 57
Views: 9177

Re: CBSDetroit62

Now deleted user posted: It’s to bad Channel 4 didn’t keep the WWJ Heritage calls, Why did the get rid of them in the first place? Stupid move on whoever owned the station at the time." FCC rules at the time the Evil News Association and Post/Newsweek swapped their respective TV stations in Detroit ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed May 20, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Past WJBK network slogans
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Past WJBK network slogans

WJBK supposedly stood for "Jesus Be Kind" long before teleministries were even an idea. But look at TV2's past and one wonders if anyone took that seriously or even knew, especially during the Bill Flynn era.
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed May 20, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: If Nextar were to buy a station in Detroit....
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: If Nextar were to buy a station in Detroit....

Speaking as someone who worked for "Deathstar", such a purchase would be a death worse than fate. Sook and company would do NOTHING for any station that they would purchase. There is NO WAY Graham Media could be any worse than "Deathstar". God forbid they should expand their reach in Michigan or any...
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Past WJBK network slogans
Replies: 25
Views: 3695

Re: Past WJBK network slogans

Some guy from Toledo wrote: In around 1977 it was "TV-2 is Yours". Yeah, that's when TV2 originally dropped the Eyewitness News brand in favor of "Your TV2 News" and introduced the ugliest looking logo that looked like it had been pirated from WDRQ (Top 40 at the time) and sliced up. That, fortunate...
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Coronavirus is in Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 6967

Re: Coronavirus is in Michigan

New ownership would be an excellent start! It's a damn shame what Cumeless has done to the one Great Voice of the Great Lakes.
by GREATLAKESVET
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: A surprise move in Detroit TV
Replies: 6
Views: 1520

Re: A surprise move in Detroit TV

This April Fool's Day post just NEVER gets old, eh CircSept?
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Longtime Detroit Radio, TV Host Bob Allison Dies At 87
Replies: 12
Views: 1702

Re: Longtime Detroit Radio, TV Host Bob Allison Dies At 87

I remember watching "Milky's Party Time" on WWJ-TV Channel 4 in the 1960s and knew Bob Allison as the Twin Pines milkman (that what they were called then before gender-neutral phrases like "milk vendor") who would do the commercials live. Fast forward years later when I was working toward a degree i...
by GREATLAKESVET
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit
Replies: 56
Views: 6616

Re: Beautiful Music Stations in Detroit

89.7 FM in Windsor in 1976 when it was CJOM. It switched from AOR to easy-listening. It all happened when Geoff Stirling, the station's owner, I believe, informed station management to gather together the entire air-staff in one room. An audiotape recorded by Stirling informed them that they were te...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: WJIM stations
Replies: 8
Views: 2595

Re: WJIM stations

I had one passing experience with Hal, I mean literally! I was visiting the WJIM-TV, where a former classmate worked, in the spring of 1979 for a writing project. I found everyone there most helpful and courteous. But as I was walking in the hallway leading toward the reception area and the dining h...
by GREATLAKESVET
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Lansing/Mid-Michigan
Topic: Fred Heumann out
Replies: 9
Views: 6831

Re: Fred Heumann out

The last sentence in that article "WLNS-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group" says all that needs to be said about why Fred Heumann is out. MESSTAR has a track record of crapping on good people in the stations they buy and exalting crappy people. "To hell with a good product, save a buck at all costs ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Remembering the Golden Years
Topic: Worst TV Clowns in The 60s and 70’s
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Worst TV Clowns in The 60s and 70’s

"Mr. Patches" who aired briefly (Thank God for small favors) on Sunday Mornings on WXYZ-TV. I believe he was replaced by the "Hot Fudge" show, which had more success. And then there was the mid-day fiasco that aired on WKBD under the name "Cousin' Cyrus", a stereotypical farmer/hick with coveralls, ...
by GREATLAKESVET
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Metro Detroit/SE Michigan
Topic: Roop Raj: social justice warrior
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Re: Roop Raj: social justice warrior

LovinLife101 wrote: Looks like Fox2 is doubling down. A slow news weekend means making up a news story from a Twitter fight. If Faux 2 is making up news stories on slow news weekends, then roop is the perfect fit for them. He was notorious for that when he was at 25 in Saginaw. As some familiar with...